What does the word snarl mean?

Usage examples for snarl

  1. If Mr. Sefton Dagmar therefore might be relied on to be punctual, I should have at least half an hour wherein to smoothe out the snarl of fate arranged for my undoing. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  2. It was the snarl of an enraged animal, and Hunsa sprang to his feet. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  3. His laugh became a snarl as he turned. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell